Watch out for alien PPAC! Enjoy your week. 🙂

LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #56, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC

  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #57 Aliens in Prescott, Arizona

PRESCOTT DOWNTOWN SERIES

Prescott’s motto is “Everybody’s Home Town.” It’s a welcoming place to live and visit with a population of around 51,000 – HUMANS. I really did not expect this. I had my camera out ready to snap any PPACs I found on the way back from eating dinner downtown with friends. As I stared in one store window I heard someone talking as he came out of the store.

“Do you know his name?”

I didn’t realize who the man was talking about or even that he was talking to me. So he repeated the question.

“No,” I answered still in a daze trying to figure out who the man was talking about. No one was near me except my husband, and I knew his name.

“His name is Hugh Mann. Get it?”

His name is Hugh Mann.

Hugh Mann seemed just as friendly as the other humans in Everybody’s Hometown, so I stopped and took a few pictures of him and his friends who were enjoying a drink on a hot evening.

The astronaut might have entered the Twilight Zone as he had lost the lower half of his body. Maybe it was out there somewhere in another window of time. 🙂

Ongoing on Always Write

Now it’s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.


62 responses to “PPAC #57: Aliens Invade Prescott”

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I accidentally linked your post to the wrong challenge – sorry. I did share it with PPAC #58 instead of 57 so that more people will see it. 🙂

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  2. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Oh my! What a lot of alien fun! The pair having a relaxing drink cracked me up!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aren’t they just too cute? I love it when people create interesting store windows.

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  3. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Love the Hugh Mann.
    Cute indeed!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, I thought that was cute, too. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love this post, JP.

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  5. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    OMW I LOVE IT! I swear I had not read this when I did Walkabout Wednesday rofl what’s that they say about great minds?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I know! This worked out so perfectly for your post! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous story and photos, Gift. Here’s one of my stories about cemeteries, which make fabulous photo opportunities. https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/08/28/cbwc-fences-and-gates-at-the-old-prescott-cemetery/

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  8. Marilyn Armstrong Avatar

    I think Hugh Mann could be our next president! Go Hugh (Mann).

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL! There aren’t any good prospects out yet, are there?

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  9. Jacqui Murray Avatar

    Following, Marsha. You have lots of interesting bits here.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Jacqui. You have to really watch for those aliens.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous and positive post, my friend.

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  11. Gift N. T. Avatar

    Aliens make for very fascinating stories, so I love these displays a lot. One of my dreams is to visit alien-related museums and other places in America, so this is good new information for me (if I get to go and the store is still there when I visit). Nice close-up of Hugh Mann and his gleaming eyes.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Gift. 🙂 Hugh says thanks as well! 🙂

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  12. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Hugh Man is so cool and Prescot. Can’t wait what halloween has in store for us. 💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aliens are always a hit! 🙂

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  15. Teresa Avatar

    Awwww Hugh’s smile is so lovely!

    Here is my entry for this week https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Teresa. Hugh has a special charm reserved for aliens with his quiet nature.

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        😂true

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  17. littlelilly Avatar

    Wow. This is lovely post, Marsha!😍

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you Lilly.

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  19. Jodie Avatar
    Jodie

    He needs to hook up with his friends at Alien Donuts in Scottsdale, LOL
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      LOL I’m not sure he can go that far since his transportation broke down. I’ll mention it the next time I see him. Who knows he might attract his friends to visit him in Prescott. I’m not sure if aliens suffer from the intense Scottsdale heat, but another question for another day! 🙂

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  20. bushboy Avatar

    👍👽👽😂

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  21. Natalie Avatar

    These are fun, Marsha. Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. Here’s my entry for PPAC this week:
    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/07/29/loving-life-in-july-2022/

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  23. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    Oh my goodness! These are so much fun Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Aletta. They are so cute.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I definitely see why you would have said that. Who knows, maybe Hugh’s maker really named him Paul, and the man coming out of the store had no idea! 🙂

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  24. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    This is so cute, Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Glad you like my new friends, Robbie.

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  25. Lisa at Micro of the Macro Avatar

    These are so fun, Marsha! 🌞

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Lisa! Glad you like my new friends. 🙂

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  26. utesmile Avatar

    how cute !

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Ute! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous post. 🙂

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  28. Sadje Avatar

    Awesome photos Marsha. The aliens looks lost, except for Hugh.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I think they are just drunk, Sadje. They are drinking something called Slammed. I think they are chilling in some fake snow in the middle of summer.

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      1. Sadje Avatar

        Lol! Poor guys. Even the water on earth could make them like that. It’s so polluted

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m not sure, but I think they brought that drink with them! I’m sure they researched the water before they came. They probably sent a probe. They didn’t bring enough for everyone, though. I don’t know what they will do when their supply runs out. 🙂

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          1. Sadje Avatar

            Very innovative idea

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            They are innovative, for sure. Thanks for playing with them and me today. Lots of fun! 🙂

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          3. Sadje Avatar

            My pleasure.

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